Clinton County Reads

ccreads2017Voting is now underway for the eleventh annual Clinton County Reads. Ballots may be downloaded for printing at the bottom of this page and dropped off or mailed to the Wilmington Public Library (and Clinton-Massie Branch), Blanchester Public Library, or Sabina Public Library (and New Vienna Branch). Selections may also be submitted to the Clinton County Reads Facebook page or via e-mail at The deadline for submitting entries is December 14. 

Clinton County Reads 2017 book discussions and other activities will begin in March.

Below is the list of nominated titles.

black-flagsBlack Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter weaves together heart-pounding, momentby-moment operational details with overarching historical perspectives to reveal the long trajectory of today’s most dangerous Islamic extremist threat.

girl-waits-with-gunGirl Waits with Gun: A Novel by Amy Stewart

Constance Kopp lived in virtual isolation for years due to a painful family secret. But when she is forced to confront her past and defend her family, Constance does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.

just-mercyJust Mercy
by Bryan Stevenson

An unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

tortilla-curtainThe Tortilla Curtain: A Novel
by T.C. Boyle

The lives of two couples–wealthy Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher, and Candido and America Rincon, a pair of Mexican illegals– suddenly collide in a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.

when-breath-becomes-airWhen Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

A profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question: “What makes a life worth living?”


Download your Clinton County Reads 2017 ballot here.